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The University of Pittsburgh has a wide variety of resources available to support graduate and professional students during their time at the university. Here are just a few examples. To find more, please visit their website.

Physical Health


Health Insurance

All graduate students at Pitt are eligible for health insurance from the university.

Campus Recreation helps members of the Pitt community lead active, balanced lives by providing endless opportunities to enhance physical health and wellness. Whether you’re into competitive sports, group exercise, or solo workout sessions, Campus Recreation will work with you to achieve your fitness goals.

Pitt Pantry

Student Wellness is committed to ensuring that all students have regular access to healthy food options. The Pitt Pantry was created in the spring of 2015 with the generous support of the University of Pittsburgh Housing, Sodexo, and donations from the university staff and the greater Pittsburgh community.

Open to all Pitt students.

Spring 2024 Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 11 am - 7 pm 

Nutrition Services

The Office of Health Education and Promotion has a Registered Dietitian (R.D.) available to discuss a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, eating well on- and off-campus, disordered eating, and concerns with eating, weight management, managing medical conditions, and vegetarian and more. 

Pitt Sustainability - Basic Needs

Founded in 2020, the University’s Basic Needs Committee was formed to ensure that all students have access to access to clean air and water, food, housing, clothing and hygiene, health care, technology, academic and career success services, and transportation — while continuing to address systemic barriers and disparities in access to these resources. The Basic Needs Committee helps fulfill University Equity and Access commitments established in the Pitt Sustainability Plan, which include creating a resource net for students’ physical, social, financial, and mental health needs.


Student Health Service

 The primary healthcare center on-campus for students, they are fully accredited, and employs a team of dedicated professionals who can serve a wide range of your healthcare needs. Their services will enhance your living and learning experience, and contribute to your holistic well-being.

Emotional Health


The Care and Resource Support (CARS) Team accepts referrals, problem solves, and responds to student behavior identified as reasonably causing concern for students’ health, welfare, and safety.

University Counseling Center

The mission is to provide high-quality services and programs that foster the academic and personal development, as well as the psychological well-being, of Pitt’s diverse student body. From outreach and prevention to crisis intervention, the UCC is dedicated to supporting and empowering students to maximize their college experience and realize their fullest potential.

  • Drop-In Services

    • Call 412-648-7930

  • For specific questions, check out their FAQ.

Graduate/Professional Student-Specific Services

       Counseling Groups:

  • Graduate Student Support: For only graduate students, this group is ideal for exploring personal, academic, and practical challenges that can affect your work in graduate school.

  • Understanding Self and Others – Graduate Students Only: This group can be a valuable way for members to learn about how they experience others and how others experience them. Such experiences can enhance members’ abilities to create and sustain satisfying relationships and manage the variety of challenges that often arise in relationships, whether they be with friends, classmates, co-workers, supervisors, partners, or family members.

Stress Free Zone (SFZ)

This is a space where students can learn and regularly practice evidence-based, mind/body stress reduction skills. These skills are primarily taught through mindfulness meditation, a form of attention training which involves an intentional, non-judgmental observation of the present moment.

Stress manifests in many ways. In the body, stress can be experienced as tight muscles, headaches, increased heart rate, and heat. In the mind, stress can be experienced as racing thoughts, worrying, sadness, irritability, even anger.

SFZ mindfulness services teach skills for working with the mind/body system in ways that not only help us feel better in the moment but also help increase awareness of mental habits that keep us locked into reactive, unhelpful behaviors. With increased awareness we can begin to break those habits and experience some freedom from them.

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